The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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cfs111 Aug 17, 2015 @ 7:47pm
FREE!! Windows 10 & Skyrim Compatibility Testing
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=500687692


I am trying to figure out the optimum compatibility settings for Skyrim and it's tools with Windows 10. Settings #1 are the settings that transfered over when updating my system. After a good bit of testing It seems that the compatibility for Win7 is not needed. I am currently advocating using settings #2.



0. Windows 10 Clean Install
No compatabilties checked.

1. Steam.exe ------------------------nothing checked
skse_loader.exe----------------compatibility for Win7, run as admin
skyrim_launcher.exe----------compatibility for Win7, run as admin
TESV.exe-------------------------compatibility for Win7, run as admin
modorganizer.exe & NMM--run as admin
loot.exe----------------------------nothing checked
TES5Edit.exe-------------------nothing checked
wrye bash.exe------------------nothing checked

These are the settings I am currently advocating.
2. Steam.exe ----------------nothing checked
skse_loader.exe--------run as admin
skyrim_launcher.exe--run as admin
TESV.exe-----------------run as admin
modorganizer.exe------run as admin
loot.exe--------------------nothing checked
TES5Edit.exe-----------nothing checked
wrye bash.exe----------nothing checked

If anyone is willing to test, just try running Skyrim and the tools with both setups and see if any issues arise. For those that use NMM please test both as I run MO. To change these settings open File Explorer make your way to the file you want then right click on the file > Properties. In the window that comes up click on the Compatibilities Tab. Make the changes to the appropriate settings.

Please respond in this format, this will make it much quicker to compile the answers. Comments are welcome, though.

Original Windows Version (8.1 home)
Settings that worked for you. (0,1,2)
CPU
GPU

Mine would be

8.1 Home
2
AMD FX9590
Radeon R9 280X
How many days since update?

Update: It appears that after the 30 day rollback period ends for Windows 10 (mine ended last night) compatibility settings are no longer needed. I know for a fact they were needed yesterday as I was testing and the main files would not run without "Run as Admin" checked. If others would confirm this it would be appreciated.

If you are on a new install of Skyrim it appears no compatability settings are needed. If you have problems I would suggest using the "New Settings".

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=500687692
Thanks in advance for your help.
cfs111

Edits:
8/17/15 In #2 changed skse_launcher.exe and modorganizer.exe from "nothing checked" to "run as admin"
8/18/15 Added Free to header. Thank you MageThis for the advice.
8/18/15 Added group 0. Slight change to post format. Added example of post format. Added ---- for ease of reading. Added Win version to info requested thank you DJPorterNZ for this suggestion. Removed Needed from title. added link to my guide.
8/19/15 Changed from advocating using Compatibility Mode to Run as Admin Only.
8/20/15 Added how long since up date to win10. Added Update section
Last edited by cfs111; Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:18pm
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Svide Aug 18, 2015 @ 7:48am 
Idk know but it works for me and I have 10
TheHeavyMetallist Aug 18, 2015 @ 8:52am 
Nice idea cfs111 i have only just reinstalled skyrim i have none of the compatatabuility checked .i have a bad memory i used to any way i have played the game for a while. the game is working fine no crash's allthough i am using loot with the arrange mods for the first time and i have cleaned dirty edits and windows 10 is working fine for me i have 8gbyt ram i7 240ghz and nvidea gt nvidea 640m
cfs111 Aug 18, 2015 @ 9:35am 
Nice on no compatabilities checked. For me the files in list 2 must be this way for both launchers and tesv or they will not run. I have found that with MO I get an error message, but it will run.

Edit: MO will run with no errors with "run as admin" checked. The error only comes when I try to run with no compatibilities.
Last edited by cfs111; Aug 19, 2015 @ 11:13am
MageThis Aug 18, 2015 @ 11:29am 
Might drum up more business if you advertise that it is free and maybe ask Steam for an in-game pop up. Worked for MS. 0-o
cfs111 Aug 18, 2015 @ 11:47am 
Thanks, what division would I contact at Steam to see if they will do the popup? The more to test the better.
MageThis Aug 18, 2015 @ 11:50am 
Originally posted by cfs111:
Thanks, what division would I contact at Steam to see if they will do the popup? The more to test the better.
That would be the "slim chance" department right across the hall from customer support.
cfs111 Aug 18, 2015 @ 11:52am 
LMAO, thanks again, will attempt it tonight!!
grimus Aug 18, 2015 @ 1:40pm 
lol "FREE". Ever more tempted to make the change over.
WiLD|DJPorterNZ Aug 18, 2015 @ 2:20pm 
Might also need to state the version of WinX you are using, i.e. Home, Pro, etc.

Anyway, running WinX Pro and Steam, Skyrim, SKSE & 157 mods (Unofficial patches for each DLC and location additions/upgrades for the most part) and have encountered no issues. Have not had to alter any components compatibility settings. YMMV.

Also note, that this was a clean install of WinX Pro and not an upgrade, and a new install of Steam and Skyrim onto this box, if that makes any difference.
Last edited by WiLD|DJPorterNZ; Aug 18, 2015 @ 2:21pm
Hope[i] Aug 18, 2015 @ 9:51pm 
Thanks
TheHeavyMetallist Aug 19, 2015 @ 1:54am 
Grimus honesstly i am glad i did i have been one of the lucky one's but i am shure my game's are playing better plus this morrning i have just had my second lot of compatabuilit fix's for windows 10 hopefully they might fix some of the problem's other's are having plus remember if you do update and are not happy you can go back to previous set up if your not happy
Last edited by TheHeavyMetallist; Aug 19, 2015 @ 1:56am
cfs111 Aug 19, 2015 @ 4:50am 
Originally posted by kjrockplayer:
Grimus honesstly i am glad i did i have been one of the lucky one's but i am shure my game's are playing better plus this morrning i have just had my second lot of compatabuilit fix's for windows 10 hopefully they might fix some of the problem's other's are having plus remember if you do update and are not happy you can go back to previous set up if your not happy
Don't know if you have found this, on programs you are having problems with just right click on the file and there is a compatibility troubleshooter available. If you wouldn't mind posting the programs and the compatibility settings that work.
Last edited by cfs111; Aug 19, 2015 @ 4:50am
TheHeavyMetallist Aug 19, 2015 @ 6:12am 
Hello cfs 111 i am not a new user of skyrim i have been playing for a wile i know abou the compatabillity i used to use them on skyrim all the time the day after i installed windows 10 i did a total deletion of games in my hard drive when i reinstalled skyrim i had a list of things i had to do like unoficial patch's etc i only do thing's like run ambasidor if i need to if the game crash's or other problem's here is a little list i have put together about my set up
1 Skyrim TESV = Nothing Ticked
2 Skyrim loader =Nothing Ticked
3 Loot 0.8.0 =Ticked Run this program as adminastrator
4 TES5edit
5 Wyre-Bash =Nothing ticked
6.Nexus Mod Manager = Ticked Run This Program as an adminastrator
7 All Unofficial Patch's
My system is Windows 10 Home Editiom updated from Windows 8.1
intel i7-3630qm CPU @ 2.40GHz
64 bit operating system
Nvidea GT 640m
8 gig of ram

Last edited by TheHeavyMetallist; Aug 19, 2015 @ 6:13am
cfs111 Aug 19, 2015 @ 6:27am 
@ kjrockplayer thanks for the quick reply.

I wonder if a clean install of Skyrim for some reason does not need admin on launcher and tesv? My laptop has a clean install Skyrim will have to check it tonight.
TheHeavyMetallist Aug 19, 2015 @ 7:03am 
Ok chear's
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